Summer Party Venues - London Guide

Summer parties with a view of the city at the Blue Fin
Summer Parties at the Pavilion at the Tower Of London

Whether rewarding staff or entertaining clients in the Summer months, there are many amazing London venues with outside space to choose from. These range from seasonal marquees set in beautiful gardens, squares or parks, to contemporary buildings with roof-top terraces offering stunning views of the Thames or London skyline.

When it comes to garden venues, London may enjoy great days of sunshine and blue skies, but make sure that you have a contingency plan for wet weather, so that the event is a success, come rain or shine!

The best summer party venues combine attractive outside space to allow all guests to enjoy drinks outside, with enough internal capacity for the whole party to move inside for dinner or to party on until the end of the evening reception as the temperature drops. These include the many venues with gardens that are available in London for exclusive event hire. Many of these venues install marquees for the summer months, offering the perfect setting for staff parties and client receptions.

Once you have found the right venue, you will need to add those final touches that make a great summer party. Here are some of our top tips:

  • Pimms is a great summer drink, but make sure you offer a range of other summer cocktails to suit all tastes, including some refreshing non-alcoholic options.

  • When booking venues with gardens in London, make sure you visit the venue at night before you book it so that you can make the gardens look great after dark. This could be as simple as storm candles and flares, to up-lighting the trees in dramatic colours - a stunning effect that reveals itself as the sun sets.

  • Strolling entertainers that can entertain the guests both outside and inside will ensure the party gets off to a great start, by creating atmosphere as the early guests arrive at garden venues. London has many professional entertainment agencies who can supply anything from acoustic musicians or bands, to jugglers and other costumed performers who can enhance the party theme or design.

  • At most summer party venues in London, bespoke caterers will offer special summer menus, from imaginative canapés that can be served alfresco during receptions, to formal three-course dinners with seasonal ingredients for locally-sourced suppliers. Our experienced summer party experts at Venue Search London are happy to help you make the right menu and catering choices.

When it comes to outdoor venue hire, London is the place to be.

Looking for inspiration for your upcoming summer event? Apply now to attend the London Summer Event Show this coming January to meet the best London and the South East has to offer in venues, caterers and suppliers.

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